tcpick is not a common sniffer
tcpick is a textmode sniffer libpcap-based that can track, reassemble and reorder tcp streams. Tcpick is able to save the captured flows in different files or displays them in the terminal, and so it is useful to sniff files that are transmitted via ftp or http. It can display all the stream on the terminal, when the connection is closed in different display modes like hexdump, hexdump + ascii, only printable charachters, raw mode and so on. Available a color mode too, helpful to read and understand better the output of the program. Actually it can handle several interfaces, including ethernet cards and ppp. It is useful to keep track of what users of a network are doing, and is usable with textmode tools like grep, sed, awk.
Latest version is: 0.2.1
Note to Slackware users: I am really sorry for the problem of the permissions that the tcpick package set to the /usr /usr/bin and /usr/man directories. This problem has been resolved in the latest package tcpick-0.1.23-i486-2.tgz. I think such of these bad things will never happen again. If you meets other problems, please let me know
tcpick is still an incomplete software. If you want to contribute sending patches, finding bugs, compilation errors, platform-specific incompatibilies you are invited to the tcpick mailing-list:
This project is open-source;
donations are welcomed